My most favourite episode of all time

I Think We Made a Big Mistake

Lemme just start off by saying 2010 was a great year in animated shows. Unreal great. Like, seriously.

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To put this in perspective, about 2007-2009 wasn’t a stellar time for animated shows. The best one by far was Phineas and Ferb, and maybe … El Tigre (which had so much personality and life, but I haven’t seen since it aired so I can’t tell you how it holds up), but there wasn’t a lot of new stuff that lived up to the top contender.

Also important to remember is that in 2009, Cartoon Network briefly went insane and wanted to transition to more live-action shows or live-action/animation mixed like Out of Jimmy’s Head. None of these really held my attention, and it took airtime from the cartoons that could’ve come out.

We also could point out that Nickolodeon was well on its way to airing basically only Spongebob and Fairly Odd Parents forever amen (as much as I love those shows).

Disney Channel hosted P&F, but other than that, pickings were getting slim.

So, realizing that, you’ve gotta understand how remarkable it is that we were getting so many good shows all at once again! It was unreal!

But it didn’t stop there, not even for a year.

2011 gave us families.

2012 gave us blends of story and comedy.

2013 gave us stellar characters in interstellar adventures (also the Mickey Mouse shorts, but that might not count).

2014 gave us surprises.

2015 gave us heart.

And this year? A return to form. What with the Loud House finally breaking Nickelodeon’s streak of poor nicktoons, Voltron keeping the action cartoon alive from the Avatar team we love, and the upcoming Milo Murphy’s Law from the creators of Phineas and Ferb.

There’s also shows like Mighty Magiswords and Long Live the Royals on the way that could just as easily make this list.

So the question remains. What the hell happened in 2010?

Well, I don’t know what caused all this, but I’ll tell you what happened.

Sym-Bionic Titan happened on Cartoon Network’s Toonami. And nobody told me.

When I stumbled on it way after the fact, I thought I remembered seeing something like that advertised when I was a kid. You know, early 2000s action show. I figured it got lost in the Beyblades, Ben 10s, and Yu-gi-Oh ripoffs, and I could at least make peace with that.

But then I find out this aired just a few years ago and I’m shit-pissed. aND MY OWN BEST FRIEND APPARENTLY WATCHED IT AND NEVER?? TOLD?? ME??

how dare you I instantly forgive you.

What I’m getting at is this is a high quality show. Really high quality.

The basic premise is summed up best here:

The three main characters include Ilana, princess of the royal family; Lance, a rebellious but capable soldier; and Octus, a bio-cybernetic robot, all of whom must now blend into everyday life in Sherman, Illinois. Posing as high school students, Lance and Octus work to conceal Princess Ilana from General Modula and his hideous space mutants sent to kill the sole heir of Galaluna.

When called into battle, the Galalunans are outfitted with individual armor that provides more than ample protection. It is when the gravest of danger appears that Octus activates the sym-bionic defense program and he, Ilana, and Lance unite “Heart, Body and Mind” and come together to form the spectacular cyber-giant Sym-Bionic Titan.

If that sounds great, it absolutely is. The characters are well-devloped, the story is front and center, there’s continuity between episodes– everything we’ve come to love in some of our modern favourites. So, my point is … why the hell was this left out of the cartoon revolution?

Well … honestly, I can’t figure it out. Advertising? Not enough cross-promotion in the daytime? Weak word of mouth? It’s certainly nothing the show did wrong.

Why Watch It?

Reason 1: HOLY SHIT, IT HAS A STORY

I’m not gonna spoil much more than the summary, but despite the fact that it takes place on Earth for the most part and focuses on week to week stories, the overall story is very much in the forefront at all times– and you know how rare that is even for shows that do story well.

Reason 2: HOLY SHIT, IT HAS GREAT CHARACTERS

I’ll let you discover them for yourself, it’s too much of a treat, but I’ll just say, you might fall in love. Again.

Reason 3: This Guy

So, even if you’re too young for some of these, you might’ve heard something called Samuri Jack is getting a fifth season after 10 years … and it’s going to be on Adult Swim.

Yeah, it’s gonna be badass.

The important part to all this is that this dude does awesome design, awesome shows, and if you have respect for any of these properties, you know you’re in for a good time.

Which leads me to

Reason 4: The Animationjfsfksnfksafafsj

Between the lighting and the angular designs, I just don’t know what to do with myself. Is bootiful.

Watch the first few minutes there. You see what I mean, right?

Reason 5: It Deserved Better

We’ve championed so many great shows in the past few years, but for whatever reason, we missed one. A great one at that. If you have any love for the shows I listed, I highly recommend you give it a chance. Who knows? You might just find another favourite.

Kisses On A Plane (Grayson)

You shut your eyes tight, pushing your head back against the headrest as the plane jolted to life. Passengers were still filing in and taking their seats as the pilot announced you would be departing in a matter of minutes. You hoped to God no one would take the vacant spot next to you. You booked first class solely for that reason. A five hour flight from L.A. to New York with some stranger asleep on your shoulder? No thanks. Your eyes scanned the passengers taking up the aisles before landing on one in particular. He had headphones wrapped around his neck, brown hair swept across his forehead and the most stunning hazel eyes you had ever seen. There was a small mole on his chin and his lips were plump and pink. He was undoubtedly one of the most attractive guys you had ever laid eyes on. You were surprised to find he was alone, expecting some kind of model girlfriend to be trudging along behind him. When he stopped next to your seat, eyeing the spot next to you, your mouth went dry. He looked down at you, giving you a small smile.

“Uh. I think this is me.”

“Oh!” You stood as best as you could, shifting over so he could take the aisle seat next to you. “Sure, help yourself.” You smiled back, laughing awkwardly as you scrambled to move over. He laughed lightly before plopping down beside you. Holy shit he smelt amazing. He got himself situated then outstretched his hand towards you.

“I’m Grayson.”

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It is incredibly clever (and also heart-breaking) how Twelve talks to his future self. How he tells his next version not to be afraid because he remembers how it felt the last time. How he lists all the important things to keep in my mind, principles to live by, because he forgot them last time and it took him many years to find the good man inside.
Let’s get it right!, he says. Let’s not forget what it means to be the Doctor.

SHOW RECS

i have a lot of shows to recommend, so if anyone is interested, here are my fave shows in no order of preference

  • Sense8- brilliantly produced, intriguing script, beautiful representation, well rounded characters. this is my most recent watch, and it has had me in tears. the concept is so original and well-executed, it’s amazing
  • Riverdale- wow everyone in the show is a model or something, they all look ethereal. the show is refreshingly dark, with enough casual drama to balance out the plot
  • Mr Robot- i haven’t finished it, but it’s pretty boss. rami malek is prefect for his role, and the plot is pretty eccentric
  • Teen Wolf- one of my faves. season 6 wasn’t the best, but you can see considerable production and script development. also dylan o’brien is probably the most beautiful human
  • Game of Thrones- enough said. it is my all time favourite show, and one of the few shows i can rewatch without scrubbing an episode. production is bomb, the characters are gloriously flawed, and persevere despite them. every character introduced has a role of some significance. the character development of the women is amazing. also, dragons
  • Sherlock- my dudes, BBC Sherlock is an amazing show. the fanbase is completely demented, and i’m pretty sure most conspirasists emerge from here. mentally stimulating, and even though the recent season didn’t match up to the level of the first two, it’s pretty great
  • Doctor Who- a classic. humorous, random, space. light, family-friendly, and a great thing to watch if you need to brighten your mood. each episode has its element of mystery, and you can guarantee that there will be something new in each episode. the most recent season is so eccentric
  • Brooklyn 99- this is the only pure comedy that i thoroughly enjoy. genuinely hilarious, well scripted, original characters. the entire thing is so witty and well-thought, kudos mr samberg
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A lot of people have given Garnet grief for some perceived hypocrisy in the above screenshots.  Sure, Garnet says this now that she’s being lusted after by some creepy mailman, but back when Ruby and Sapphire first met all it took was chasing a frog and two minutes of singing for it to be twu wuv foreva.  And let’s not forget that Greg fell head over heels in love with Rose within five minutes of meeting her.

But Rose and Greg, in that respect, were redeemed in “We Need to Talk”.  That episode showed clearly that, while Greg and Rose may have become infatuated when they first met, it took real work and a lot of talking before they were able to form a proper relationship.  “The Answer” featured none of that, and a lot of viewers seemed to feel cheated.

I think that’s a bit unfair.  Partly because I think it was pretty clear that the events in “The Answer” took place over some time, maybe days, maybe weeks, but considering the lifespan of Gems it could easily have been months or years before Ruby and Sapphire decided to fuse again.  In addition, after “The Answer”, Ruby and Sapphire had five thousand fucking years to get to know each other and build a relationship.  And most of all, because Ruby and Sapphire did get their own version of “We Need to Talk”, and it was called “Keystone Motel”.

Okay, right off the bat, this is my favourite episode of “Steven Universe” so far, hands down.  Because I’ve seen some kids’ media handle similar themes as “We Need to Talk” (”Beauty and the Beast” is a great example); the themes of realising someone isn’t who you think they are, and that you’re falling in love with them.  Sometimes the characters start out infatuated, sometimes they start out hating or fearing each other, but by the end they’re in love.  It’s not an uncommon story.  But I don’t think I’ve seen any such stories touching on what we see in “Keystone Motel”.  

“Keystone Motel” is exactly what Garnet was talking about in the first two images; it’s about how a relationship takes fucking work.  

Ruby and Sapphire are an established couple.  They are committed, devoted, and deeply in love.  And they are fucking pissed at each other.  Ruby feels that her feelings are being ignored and devalued.  And Sapphire feels that she must put her own pain aside for the greater good, and can’t understand why Ruby can’t do the same.  Neither of them is wrong, but neither of them is right either. Their inability to reconcile these emotions are what leads to Garnet un-fusing.  So yes, the couple literally has a fight so furious that they separate.  And they both talk about how infuriating the other can be, and how useless it is to talk to them sometimes.  

But they work it out.

They talk.  Sapphire realises she’s been ignoring Ruby’s feelings, treating her anger as though it wasn’t legitimate.  Ruby realises that she’s been letting her rage and pain carry her away, forgetting that Sapphire has her own way of expressing her emotions.  They realise that they’ve both made mistakes, are both expressing their feelings of hurt and betrayal in their own way, and that there’s nothing wrong with that.  And through it all, despite being angry, and irritated, and in pain…they still love each other.  

A couple does not have to be sunshine and rainbows and lovey-snuggle-bunnies 24/7.  You can be angry with someone, hurt by their behaviour, find them annoying as all fuck…but still love them.  And you can still work out your problems, if you’re willing to communicate and put in the effort.  

How many times do we see that in any show or movie, let alone one for kids? And how valuable, how powerful is this lesson?  How important is it to teach that sometimes relationships take work, and sometimes that work comes hand in hand with pain.  But if you love each other, if you listen, if you respect your partner for who they are…then you can come through it all the stronger.  

I fucking love Garnet. Because Garnet represents one of the very, very few examples in popular culture of a healthy relationship.  And that is so fucking important that I do not have words to express it.

My favourite Swedish podcasts

Podcasts are personally my absolute #1 learning resource. I do extensive listening (upper intermediate to advanced!) whenever I have to do one of my 20~30-minute walks. My main goal of doing this is to make understanding a foreign language a natural, effortless thing as well as finding holes in my vocabulary. Here is a list of my favourite podcasts in Swedish (that are still actively producing episodes)! I just turn on auto-download in my podcast app and consume them whenever I have time.

(Note: I’m linking to iTunes because it’s the most common way people get podcasts. I personally never use it, so rest assured you can get all of these elsewhere as well.)

  • P1 Dokumentär: half- to one-hour audio documentaries about social issues or personal stories / struggles in Sweden. Usually in the very standard “P1 Swedish”. Comes out irregularly but very frequently.
  • P3 Dokumentär: pretty much the same thing. I actually don’t know the difference between the nature of the two documentaries - I think this one is more current affairs-ish? Comes out weekly on Sundays.
  • Historiepodden: a long-running podcast with two dudes randomly chatting about historical and sometimes contemporary themes. Probably a good idea only if you’re interested in history - but ‘history’ here refers to a really wide range of events from ancient to recent history. One of them speaks in some sort of southern accent, which is good for training. Comes out weekly on Sundays, can be up to 1.5 hours long.
  • Allt du velat veta: as the name implies, it’s an hour-long podcast where experts in different fields teach you about really random topics from science to politics to Sherlock Holmes. As of the time of writing I’ve actually just discovered it through the latest episode about conlangs (of course), so I can’t make too much comments yet. Comes out weekly on Tuesdays.
  • Den svenska musikhistorien: my favourite, even though I just started listening! (What can I say, I’m a music student.) It’s relatively new podcast, each episode less than half an hour long, that discusses, well, Swedish music. It goes all the way from the Middle Ages to folk and pop; it’s currently still stuck in the 1800s though, having already surpassed the total planned number of episodes. Comes out mostly weekly on Wednesdays.
  • Fredagspodden: guilty pleasure?! I don’t even know why I used to listen to this myself - it’s simply girl’s chat for an hour, and I’m a dude…I was probably just looking for something that’s regularly released to listen to and couldn’t find anything better…anyway it’s released weekly on Fridays (as the name implies).

That’s it for now. I’ll update this if I find any gems, even though I think I’ve looked through many different podcasts. Or if you have a favourite, tell me as well! Happy listening and happy learning!

honestly one of my favourite things about adam and caleb’s relationship is that despite them being teenagers in love they’re both logical in how they perceive their relationship and how they talk about it. like not only do these boys communicate ten times better than most adults do, but they’re also aware of the other being their own person and adam makes a point of saying how being in love doesn’t just Cure™ depression and caleb understands how his abilities might affect adam in the long run and frankly speaking all their conversations are so fucking wonderful???!!!! also they’re adorable and sappy af it makes me smile for days

THINGS I LOVED A WHOLE HECK OF A LOT IN SUPERGIRL 218 – A LIST BY ME IN WHICH I TRY TO RESTRAIN MYSELF

  • LENA LUTHOR, L-CORP CEO.
    • every second of her existence caused me delighted pain and suffering in this episode.
    • so much backstory, every part of it more upsettingly endearing than the last!
      • she had a cancer research start-up at 18 with her handsome friend who probably adored her from the start.
        • for the math challenged:
          • jack and lena had their company for five years and were together for 2.
          • they were together when she left both him and the company approximately 6 months ago.
          • lena’s 24, as per episode 212. 24 minus 5.5 = 18.5.
        • their start up was in a garage! with explosions!
      • she wasn’t even there when lex was dragged away to jail and her mother was pretending nothing was happening at all.
      • she had a darling boyfriend whom she loved very much and left him behind in metropolis to go clean up her brother’s mess.
      • she’s learned to punch the everloving shit out of someone attacking her in the space of a couple of months since her mother tried to have her killed injured.
        • that high heel to the stomach!
      • WHEN WILL ANYTHING GOOD HAPPEN TO THIS POOR WOMAN???
    • LIKE HONESTLY, HANDSOME JACK WAS SO HANDSOME AND IN LOVE WITH LENA.
      • but alas also basically a dead puppet for evil.
        • i do love that the evil motive this week was just corporate greed.
      • i’m choosing to believe that the mainframe held his consciousness and he wasn’t just a mindless automaton BECAUSE I WANT TO DAMMIT and also the entirely inconsistent moment of breakthrough to tell lena to do it at the end lets me get away with it. he was a robot recreation of the real jack okay AND HE WAS IN LOVE WITH HER SO DAMN MUCH.
      • I SWOONED, TUMBLR. I SWOONED MULTIPLE TIMES OVER.
      • HE WAS SO HANDSOME AND DREAMY.
      • that first scene in lena’s office was so dreamy. it’s a hard sell to get people on board with an off-screen previous romance, but holy crap i swooned.
        • their banter was so nerdy.
        • he was so charming.
        • “do you have fun here?” “i feel good about the work we do.” “you had fun with me.”
        • “it’s not like i wanted to go.” NOT ENTIRELY JACK RELATED BUT, OH MY HEART. 
        • “just dinner?” “it’s entirely your prerogative.”
        • swooooooon.
        • and they were both so sad, and it made me very sad.
      • that dinner was. i can’t actually, it was horrifying. much horrifying. but…
        • “is that the only reason you came?” “no.”
        • he called her a queen, and she nerded out in her heartspace.
          • HIS PASSWORD WAS STARLING.
            • kara wanted to vomit, this was hilarious.
      • “it’s pretty decent.” “it’s pretty dece.” “oh no, you did not just say that.” DAMMIT, I LOVE HIM.
      • HE WAS A ROBOT BUT HE WANTED HER BACK AND HE WANTED TO CHANGE THINGS SO IT COULD WORK.
      • I’M JUST REALLY VERY UPSET BECAUSE LENA LUTHOR DESERVES NICE THINGS IN HER LIFE AND JACK WAS A NICE THING. AND HER NICE THING GOT TURNED INTO A ROBOT.
      • ‘hey kara can you please go i need to have a small breakdown in private have work to do.’ someone please hug her.
      • “you were just doing your job, it’s all any of us can do.”
        • she’s going to blame herself for this, for abandoning their work.
      • AND THEN SHE HAD TO KILL HER ROBOT BOYFRIEND AND I CRIED.
    • also
      • lena has a new assistant named hector. i hope he’s less minion-y.
      • the way she smiled when she thought VP of Murder whose name i don’t know was going to kill her was the saddest thing ever. someone please hug herrrrrrr.  
  • KARA DANVERS, ONCE AND AGAIN CATCO MAGAZINE.
    • so happy to be out flying around!
      • “i am here to kick some ass, take some names, and do it all with an endearing smile on my face.” how Very Meta.
    • what a plot twist, this week i was endlessly proud of kara as a professional and totally facepalming otherwise.
    • SHE GOT HER JOB BACK BY PROVING SHE HAD LEARNT HER LESSON.
      • perhaps a first?
      • i love awkward as fuck stutterface kara. i just do. and i love that they very specifically only bring it out as a device when she’s trying to be grown up professional kara danvers. it feels real, in a way that sits interestingly with the performative nature of the kara danvers construct.
      • and it was a good resolution. what she did at the time wasn’t wrong, but it wasn’t actually the best solution in terms of getting her information out there. no one cares about kara danvers dot com. a great many people care about the apparently now a hard hitting investigative news source, catco magazine. but way, way more importantly, what she did wrong as far as her job was concerned was break the rules. and she has apparently learned that though from what i do not know, even in the dialogue that was totally tacked on. oh well.
    • i’m gonna be sad i’ve been denied news blogger kara in her pjs on the couch, though. or food truck entrepreneur kara!
      • i actually have a lot of issues with the points they say they’re wanting to make about the press and what they’re actually doing, but that’s not for this list.
    • also kara’s knowledge of FDA regulations and FOIA requests was hot.
  • THE ADVENTURES OF LENA AND KARA.
    • THIS WEEK THEY HAD ACTUAL REAL ADVENTURES.
      • “you’ve gotta get out of here.” “no, i’ve got a better idea.”
      • ALL MY DREAMS FROM START TO FINISH.
      • the most important thing this episode did for me shift them professional to personal. yes they were having gay hipster dates last ep, but this was friendly.
      • and then they got to kick butt together, AND LENA GOT TO SAVE THE DAY! (AGAIN! ONLY THIS TIME SADDER AND WITH A BIT MORE DEATH. I HOPE KARA SAID THANK YOU.)
    • first of all, what kind of nerd-ass date is taking a girl to a science tech press conference? a very good one, if you ask me.
    • “i always have your back.” “you’re my favourite.”
    • EXCEPT KARA IS A TERRIBLE GIRL GANG MEMBER.
      • lena basically asked kara to protect her from her feelings of thirstiness, and kara totally abandoned her! twice! yes, lena told her to go away, BUT THAT’S BECAUSE OF THE THIRST. 
      • in conclusion, don’t ever ask kara to protect you from getting laid, because she will not.
      • at least she complimented lena on how good she looked on their thirst adventures, which: she looked damn good.
      • AND OH GOD THAT DINNER SCENE.
        • i had to slither over the back of my couch from second-hand embarrassment.
    • it’s okay though because lena thinks she’s one of the best reporters in national city, and kara has absolutely no idea how to respond to that besides laughing like a lunatic, bless her.
    • let’s just pretend that dinner scene didn’t happen.
    • kara showing up to tell lena about jack, and describing said dinner that didn’t happen as “weird” is. okay. 
    • does lena know? DOES LENA NOT KNOW?
      • WHO KNOWS.
      • but man that last scene is funny if she does.
      • “i will always protect you.” girl, lena saved you this week, and you abandoned her to her thirst.
    • BUT OH MY THAT LAST SCENE.
      • i just.
      • I JUST.
      • (i actually feel a little weird including this in the shipping section because lena was basically on Planet Sad and definitely not fully present.)
      • gosh, kara has a lot of feelings.
      • a lot of feelings for her good friend lena luthor.
      • a. lot.
      • (AND I AM SHITTING BRICKS ABOUT WHAT ON EARTH THEY ARE GOING TO DO TO MAKE HER BREAK THAT PROMISE.)
    • (DID KARA GO WITH LENA TO JACK’S FUNERAL? DID SHE????????)
  • OTHER STUFFS
    • the actual plot this week was cool and scary as fuck. nanobot swarms are going to give me nightmares now, thanks show.
    • i hope alex learned some cool knife tricks.
    • i hope kara didn’t leave any DNA in that active crime scene she flew away from.
      • I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS SHOW BURNT HER CLOTHES THAT WAS FOR LITERALLY NO REASONS. STOP BEING SO EXTRA.
    • mon-el was actually delightful as heck in all of his existence, including interacting with kara.
      • he was reading harry potter!
      • he took a message on what i can only assume was kara’s landline!
        • KARA 1. HAS A LAND LINE. 2. GAVE THAT NUMBER TO LENA.
      • “this just feels like stalking.” “no, it’s journalism.” “very creepy journalism.”
      • “i feel a connection to you. like a mannection.”
      • “i stole jack’s security badge. for journalism.”
      • THEY WOULD HAVE MADE SUCH GOOD BUDDY CRIME FIGHTERS, WHY COULDN’T WE HAVE HAD THAT????
      • “that romantic bastard.” the more the merrier on daxam ;)
    • RHEA IS HERE. TIME TO MERGE ALL THE PLOTS AND LET WACKINESS ENSUE. 😃
    • the previouslies included IT’S BLOBBED. every previouslies should include IT’S BLOBBED.

Bye bye Major Crimes!!! <3

I’ve posted this to officially say farewell to one of my most favorite shows of all the time. But instead of being sad about the ending and all this stuff (for fandom, last two months were very hard, as for MC squad) I’ve decided to rewatch this amazing series. And I’ve got question for you and I would be delighted if you answer me <3

« What are your favourites MC or Closer episodes? »

Thank you very much! And I just want to tell you how much I appreciate when you’re commeting my photos or just clicking on the little hearth. I’m happy to know there are people with same interests like me out there! Luv u :ddd

And don’t forget give smiles!

I’m adding some random photos I like: (adding just 3 of trillions)

I love this poster so, so much!

And Sharon in actions… and her cute look…

And this? So cute. Mommy and daughter photo, that warms my heart.

And I’ve added myself into campaign «deny deny deny» and I’m just skipping Sharon’s death. Let the fandom grow and prosper :dd

So say we all!

bluemoononthatfatefulnight  asked:

So It's always been weird to me how the kids don't like their dad's cooking but at the same time he's a caterer and they love most of the stuff he makes? I'm not sure if it's just because of some of the things he makes (weird/exotic/seafood etc. stuff the kids don't like) I've always found it a weird push and pull especially with that song they did in that episode with all the songs where they're making up a tv show in the basement? (What the heck is that one called?) :)

that’s from Arthur’s Almost Live Not Real Music Festival! one of my favourites! 

and i can kinda relate to DW and Arthur in that regard, hahah. like my dad makes excellent desserts but he also cooks a number of things i don’t particularly care for, so i deffo get why they’d play on that dichotomy between great desserts and unfortunate meals haha

This has to be my favourite kiss to date - in the second season anyway  - I still have a very strong spot in my heart for the S1 kiss in the rain.

This kiss though - it speaks so much for both of them. Kotoko - in how free and unreserved she is with him. Yes, she’s always been free and demonstrative with her feelings but there’s also been a level of uncertainty in her. Here though, she’s like an adorable little puppy bouncing in freedom around him, wanting to know the secret.

But Naoki - he’s the really big difference here. His whole body language is just wonderful. This is a Naoki who’s dealt with his feeling of jealousy, grown even closer to her and now been deprived of her presence for two months. He’s probably been lying in absolute stillness on his bed each night wishing she was there making the bed shift and shake each time she rolls over in the night, missing the weight of her arms and legs flung over him - because Kotoko most likely sleeps how she lives. Now in this moment he turns to her, reaches for her, even though he’s keeping a secret his body language is so open and inviting and accepting of her - all with one hand still in his pocket! Moments like these are what makes Yuki Furukawa’s version of this character my favourite. He manages to say so much with so little movement.

Itazura na Kiss 2: Love in Tokyo | Episode 12

illumise  asked:

I just watched Heaven Sent and like, I will never be able to fathom the amazing acting ability of Peter Capaldi. Like personally I think he's the most talented actor in that role. Like he was for like an hour just alone in the special talking to essentially himself and managed to have the emotional complexity of an entire cast. Like, he is just such an amazing actor and I'm in awe of him really. Every muscle in his face seems to project emotion. It's incredible!

Heaven Sent is easily one of my all-time favourite Capaldi episodes. The writing, the acting, the directing, heck, even the colouring of the episode was beautiful and sublime. There is nothing Peter Capaldi can’t do.

Peter Capaldi was outstanding and I will forever love and defend Heaven Sent. to the death and Peter just proves to keep on getting better and better as an actor.  

Plus it really broke me when he had to keep punching the wall for all those years, knowing he was at the Time-Lord’s mercy, his own people who manipulated him to die and die again and yet, even after everything they have done to him, the Doctor will always come and save their necks.

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My favourite character might be Denki Kaminari

When I started watching My Hero Academia a couple episodes in my favourite character was Tsuyu Asui. But now about 23 episodes in I like Denki Kaminari. I have learnt who the classmates are and their powers and personalities. I reckon most people would say All Might or Midoriya or Todoroki as their favourite, but I have gravitated towards Denki!

What I like about him is that he`s cool the way he dresses and his spiky hair, also at times his attitude. He`s really hilarious without even trying or realising it. Comedic aspect he turns really derpy once he`s used his electrical power, he turns all silly faced and puts his thumbs up walking around without a care in the world. I expect his classmates to put their arm around him or hug him when he does that to protect him LOL. He`s like an underdog as he gets berated on by his classmates at times, especially by Kyouka Jirou she said he will forever be a sidekick, damn that was so harsh. Unexpected comedic moment to his detriment, while talking to Bakugo about the same move Midoriya did to Bakugo, Bakugo shuts him down with “Shut up, dunce face.”… Denki goes silent and his face turns sad while he`s looking forward and it`s a long pause to take in his hurt feelings. Poor Denki but I cracked up laughing and felt bad about it. He doesn’t at times believe in his powers, but he`s really powerful just sometimes doesn’t realise it. He can get scared of moments when he thinks he can’t win, dude it`s okay relax everything will be fine keep fighting man. To put it bluntly he’s not that smart, but I think he`s adorable because of that. Ignorance is bliss, less things to worry about. He likes pretty girls but gets rejected at times, dude keep trying not everyone`s a hotshot with the ladies. I will be looking for his future moments. Rock on Denki Kaminari remain electrically awesome forever.

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Anon-ninja  asked “ Can we talk about how relieved oscar looked AND sounded when Ruby came too?? Like before he got distracted by rage!Hazel it seemed like (or I was hoping) he was gonna say “Ruby! You’re okay!”

 Squiggles Answers:

As a matter of fact, let’s talk about that ENTIRE moment anon-chan. 

Dat whole sneak peek man…you have no idea how many times I’ve rewatched that clip. I don’t know what I loved more? Oscar going from initially started by a frantic Jaune Arc dashing to a critically injured Weiss’s side to fifty shades of pissed off when he notices his precious Ruby Rose lying unconscious on the floor and just thwacks the living shit out of Lionheart like a lyric from ‘Smack My Bitch Up!’ by Prodigy.

As much as I was anticipating Oscar coming to Ruby’s rescue, even I wasn’t expecting his reaction to be so aggressive.

If that’s what Oscar did to Lionheart for just thinking that this is his entirely fault for putting Ruby and everyone in such a dire situation in the first place, imagine what he could and might do to Hazel if he threatens Ruby’s life.

Don’t mess with a small pine’s delicate flower otherwise you’ll face his wrath and get rekt!

Seeing as Ruby has only just regained consciousness, she might be a little woozy from both using her Silver Eyes and being bonked on the head by Emerald so I can definitely see Oscar taking Ruby in his arms and being told to flee while everyone else (most Nora and Ren) try to hold off an enraged Hazel on the rampage for Ozpin’s blood.

All in all, I think Episode 12 is going to be my new favourite episode of Volume 5 based on that clip alone. It is certainly shaping up to be that way. But we’ll only know for sure when Saturday comes. I’m not gonna lie, yesterday was the first time a RWBY Rewind episode teaser has ever made me super excited for the next episode for this volume.

To quote myself just yesterday, watching that sneak peek of this week’s episode was like taking a huge gulp of delicious revitalizing water for the very first time after being stranded in the freaking desert for a long period.

Us, RoseGarden shippers, have been left high dry in the dessert wasteland of shipping obscurity for far too long, searching desperately for that oasis paradise of more screen time and focus for our beloved young teenaged pairing or at least a confirmation about the canon potential of our ship being endgame.

At long last, we got it. We got something and boy was it delicious. The CRWBY blessed us with a taste of an episode that looks like it’ll be so RoseGarden-centric that it’ll be just, dare I say it:

 A gif says a bazillion squeals!

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On the Spot is literally one of my most favourite shows of all time. I love when Jeremy and Barbara are on those I think are some of the best episodes. Joel is and forever will be the love of my life. Maggie is so adorable and funny and I just adore her. And of course Jon makes it all the best with his adorable laughs and lake of control or understanding.

This is not a sacrifice play.
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Daisy Johnson, 4x15.

4x15 is one of my favourite AOS episodes of all time, for many reasons, but since this is #SkimmonsWeek2017 Day 6, let’s focus on the Skimmons.

First, Daisy. This is an important moment for her as her S4 arc reaches its climax, with her realising not only her value and the team’s desire to have her around, but also the depth of her own desire to stay alive, to stay with them, and to live her best and most heroic, and most fulfilling, life. (Interestingly, this arc also has a fair bit to do with Skimmons, as her first major/lasting reunion where she begins to re-solidify the “people love you and we’re all in this together” element is with Jemma.)

It’s also significant that Daisy’s major climactic moment this season came in the midst of what was basically a Skimmons Zombie-Robot-Apocalypse AU. And even though it was framed somewhat in defense of Fitz.Simmons, I firmly believe that Jemma would have been as distraught “killing” her best friend of 10+ years with or without the romance, and that Daisy would be just as determined to rescue the both of them anyway. (In fact, I ship both ships and I’d still kill for the amount of gayness + high platonomy that would entail. **hallelujiah sounds**).

Then - almost done, I promise! - there’s the (very subtle, almost definitely unintentional, but w’ever) parallel I see between Daisy and Jemma’s motives in their relationship coming through here. Though the tactics haven’t always been the greatest, they’ve always had this protective element; so far the ball has mostly been in Jemma’s court, with her rarely being in direct danger in Daisy’s vicinity for a grand and sweeping rescue but rather, her being in charge of almost every single one of Daisy’s injury/recovery efforts (and of course at one point specifically saying it: “I just want you to be safe.” Here we have Daisy return the favour: seeing that Jemma has a limited capacity because of Emotions, Daisy finds her something she can do to help and then GOES TF OFF. SHE BRINGS IT. I don’t have the gif creation/image edit power to insert that scene here but holy sh*t the hallways scene gives me chills. She is a woman on a mission, and at that moment - canon or non canon - that mission is Make Simmons Safe.

Tldr: 4x15 is a masterpiece, esp for Skimmons, Daisy is a #boss, and this line ties it all together amazingly. Thank you for listening to my feels.

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[16, 17 & 18 because I missed a couple of days]

16. Attempt to take a flatlay pic.

Does this count as a flatlay pic? Because it’s the best I have…

17. Try calligraphy!

I didn’t exactly ‘try’ calligraphy because I don’t have time, but this is what I have pinned up from a few weeks ago!

18. Make an advice post.

Well here it is…

Advice For A Student

1. Be organised - I’ve found that organisation is key when studying. If your desk is organised, the more likely it is that’ll you actually want to study there, plus any material you need is easier to find! Organised notes will make you want to look at them more, and by looking at them more you’ll remember more of the content. It’s also one less this to stress about!

2. Start revising early! - Trust me, you’ll thank yourself when it comes to the actual exams if you’ve already been over all the content and made notes. It will make revising for the final exam(s) a lot easier and you’ll be less stressed if you feel like you know your stuff.

3. Practice papers and questions are you best friend - they’re what you’ll be facing in the actual exam, so like with anything, it’s best to have had some experience with it beforehand. It’ll test your understanding of the content, and highlight which areas you need to spend more time on!

4. Prioritze - Do more work on the subjects/topics you struggle on the most. There’s no point doing tons of revision for a subject that you find easy or don’t need help with, as you’ll already have a good understanding of all the concepts involved, and chances are you’ll be wasting your time going over it again. I’m not saying don’t go over it at all - just spend less time on it, and more time on areas you struggle with!

5. Rewards - This is one that my school premotes heavily. Plan something to look forward to after the exam period for motivation. In theory, you should work harder by doing this, as the more work you get done, the closer you are to your reward. You can also do this with studying/revision - if you get through one chapter, treat yourself to an episode of your favourite show or a chocolate bar!

6. Look after your mental health - POSSIBLY THE MOST IMPORTANT! If you’re not looking after your mental health, you won’t be in a fit state when you take your exam, and won’t perform at your best. Whether this means finding someone who you can talk to about anything, or taking a few minutes out of your day to meditate, it is well worth it in the end.

I hope you enjoyed this mess of a post, and I hope you take some of my advice! It has certainly helped me a lot!

[ for #jasminestudyblrchallenge @justjasminestudying ]

anonymous asked:

In the recent episode Erwin just went from " a pretty cool character " to " this mofo is the most badass character to exist and is now my all time favourite character he is so badass that if I want to descibe his badassness , HE IS FREAKIN BADASS!!! "

This episode must have been like a wake-up call to all the folks who didnt pay him much attention so far…BECAUSE HOLY FUCK THAT GUY JUST LOST AN ARM, STILL COMMANDS HIS SOLDIERS TO ADVANCE AND IS ALSO THE ONE TO CUT ERNIE FREE.

THIS IS HOW YOU OFFER UP YOUR HEART GODDAMNIT

Thoughts

Alex Drake should have been revealed as Uber A instead of Cece Drake back in season 6 after the Dollhouse. Sara Harvey should have never existed and instead Cece should have been her accomplice as they were sisters. Cece should have been red coat and Alex could have been black widow. Looking back it was clear PLL should have ended then but i appreciated the time jump and seeing all the characters development. I feel the disappointment for everyone, how it wasn’t a character we already knew but Troian did an amazing job in my opinion and none of the other liars would have pulled it off. 

Small detail that bugs me is why they didn’t call her Avery or Alice. In fact when Alex first spoke and said her name in that terrible british accent i misheard her and thought she said Alice Drake.

The way Wren played a part in the finale was very unexpected. It made no sense how he would be so loyal to Alex who he just met when he knew Spencer first and was kinda in love with Spencer and always cared about her. To think he went along with Alex’s plan and didn’t even try to warn the girls upsets me. Im sad he was only in flashbacks and my heart is broken that Alex killed him. Also i find it strange how he agreed to be the father of the Twins. Such a sad ending for one of my all time favourite characters. I feel Marlene didn’t do Wren justice at all. 

Melissa. When the black hoodie turned around and it was Melissa i was really delighted. I would have been super happy with her reveal. Sadly it was a mask.

Bethany Young. I am most annoyed that we wasted most of season 4 on Bethany Young and trying to fit her into the mystery. She clearly had no significance at all and i don’t understand why the writers didn’t try to tie her into the finale. 

The episode was rushed. I felt the first hour was fine but boy was the last 20 minutes pathetic! I needed another hour for closure…

I loved Aria in the finale and Ezra too. They deserve to be happy.

I really thought Hanna and Caleb would be getting a divorce by the end of the finale..

When Alison met with Pam i interpreted the whole conversation wrong and i thought Pam was sick and going to die or something.

Toby’s decision to pick the real Spencer was very satisfying to watch and i appreciated Jenna’s sense of smell in warning Toby lol.

Mona. Im glad Mona got her happy ending. What a final scene. It really brought everything full circle. Iconic.

The whole ending with Addison missing was funny i was totally expecting that but it also brought the full circle effect.

Overall im happy. Of course we will find a thousand plotholes but the show needed to end now. Im sad there won’t be another episode to look forward to ever again but i can’t wait to rewatch the show for the rest of my life because it will always remain my favourite even though it tested my patience along the way!. I enjoyed reading every theory and theorising myself throughout the years as it made the experience worthwhile. This isn’t the end for me because i will still theorize about the show and talk about it like it is still on screen forever bye